|Indoor seating - The atmosphere of warm red |
colored walls, brightly colored paintings, and Cuban
music played over the loud speakers gave it anauthentic feel.
|Summer outdoor seating|
We decided to celebrate our blog's 2nd anniversary at Cubano's Cuban restaurant.
Conveniently located only a few blocks from the Sliver Spring metro station.
Charles recently got his learner's permit and drove to the restaurant. He was happy to find free parking in a public parking lot on the same street - relieved he didn't have to parallel park.
|Masitas de Puerco Cuba Libre with saffron rice and sweet plantains|
Charles and I both ordered the Masitas de Puerco Cuba Libre - crispy fried marinated morsels of pork, properly dressed with sutle hints of garlic, lime, parsley topped with sautéed onions. All meals come with a choice of saffron or white rice, black beans and sweet or fried plantains.
The pork morsels were lightly crispy on the outside but were fork tender on the inside. The plantains were sent from heaven, I couldn't believe what I had eaten! They were thick, flavorful, and filled with mouth-watery, sugary goodness.
The tasty black beans came in a coffee type cup with saucer. It was a cool presentation and allowed me to put as much or as little black beans on my plate as I wanted.
|Camarones al Ajillo|
Everything coming out of the kitchen looked extraordinary - including the desserts. We're excited to return soon and try other dishes.
Cubano's was a great way to celebrate our two year anniversary.
Thank you to everyone who reads our blog and posts comments. We hope you will continue to follow us on our third year of food adventures.